Aeotec Siren 6 is FINALLY here


#184

What are you guys using for chimes when doors open?

I just got mine, and I'm trying to decide what to use.


#185

The standard doorbell tone.


#186

Can you send me an example of how you are kicking off a chime? Are you using rule machine?


#187

Yes.

For RM4.0

That will play the default tone noise you set in the device.


#188

I have a motion sensor near the front door that activates a nice chime (can't remember which one, but it's a bell ding dong ding dong :smile:) I also use Westminster Chimes every hour to make me feel kinda safe and like I'm a kid again (my parents had a clock that did something similar). Freudian analysis anyone?


#189

Thanks.

Is there a default sound level?


#190

Is there way to adjust the volume level in RM?


#191

For sure...

Use actuator in custom commands.


#192

Awesome. I was looking for that!

So this should work correctly then?

How about adjusting the volume through Hubitat Safety Monitor? Anyway to raise the sound?


#193

Well, that's not really what I had listed...you don't have to use the custom action. If you have any settings, such as a strobe along with the sound, this won't do that. This will just play the sound. If you want to get the beep effect, you have to use the beep command which can be found where I listed it before.


#195

Okay investigating more.

Iā€™m getting stutters for chimes once and a while.

I created a virtual switch that Iā€™m triggering manually and Iā€™m noticing it will stutter the chime...

Any clue how to fix it ?


#196

Rule Machine has an action for Chimes so with that action all you have to do is select the playSound command and enter the sound number.

If you're using another action to change the volume before playing the sound then adding a 1-2 second delay between those actions may solve the stuttering issue.


#197

Makes no difference.


#198

Why are you changing the volume of the siren and the chime? That's unrelated to the problem, I'm just curious...

It looks like your contact sensor is reporting open twice which explains why it's stuttering.

Try a door using a different contact sensor and see if it still stutters.


#199

That's correct. These Ecolink Sensors do this.

I'm just playing with options..


#200

Why are you canceling the delay after all the actions have happened?


#201

Try a door using a different contact sensor and see if it still stutters.

You might be able to configure the action so that it only executes it once, but considering that they happen at almost the same time, I'm not sure if that will work.


#202

So I've created a virtual switch now. I'm testing as I go.

Basically, contact sensor opens it turns on a virtual switch. Now the notification only looks to see if the virtual switch is on or off now.

Here's the results... Still doing weird stuff!

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:53.224 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime stopped

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:48.623 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:48.159 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:48.112 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:47.705 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:47.357 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12182019-07-10 07:58:46.434 pm info Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime playing '1. Ding Dong'

dev:12212019-07-10 07:58:44.857 pm info Front Door VS was turned off

dev:12212019-07-10 07:58:44.847 pm info Front Door VS was turned off

dev:662019-07-10 07:58:44.328 pm info Front Door Contact Sensor was closed

dev:662019-07-10 07:58:44.270 pm info Front Door Contact Sensor was closed

dev:662019-07-10 07:58:44.267 pm info Front Door Contact Sensor was closed

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:42.170 pm info Action: Chime: Play Sound on Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime sound number 1

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:42.139 pm info Action: Chime: Play Sound on Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime sound number 1

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.960 pm info Action: setVolume(10) on Aeotec Siren 6, Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.957 pm info Action: setVolume(10) on Aeotec Siren 6, Aeotec Siren 6 - Chime

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.922 pm info _Notifications - Doors Open Triggered

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.915 pm info _Notifications - Doors Open Triggered

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.893 pm info _Notifications - Doors Open: Front Door VS switch on

app:14512019-07-10 07:58:41.885 pm info _Notifications - Doors Open: Front Door VS switch on

dev:12212019-07-10 07:58:41.705 pm info Front Door VS was turned on

dev:12212019-07-10 07:58:41.693 pm info Front Door VS was turned on

dev:662019-07-10 07:58:41.090 pm info Front Door Contact Sensor was opened

dev:662019-07-10 07:58:41.086 pm info Front Door Contact Sensor was opened


#203

This makes no sense to me. Why are you using a virtual switch as an intermediary? This would do the same thing:

Trigger: Contact sensor open.
Action: Beep on Siren.

I don't understand why you're making it so complicated. How many times a second are you opening your front door?!? KISS ....Keep It Simple Stupid.


#204

Because I'm trying to fix the double triple alerts. I'm trying to figure out away around this problem.

The ecolink sends multiple information.